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Burkina Faso: 2nd soldier says he's president

November 1, 2014

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A second military officer has declared that he is Burkina Faso's new president after the West African country's longtime leader was pushed from power.

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Protests push Burkina Faso president from power

November 1, 2014

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending the 27-year reign of one of Africa's... more »»

Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare

November 1, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away. more »»

Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run

November 1, 2014

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail, along with the threat of a 14-year prison sentence, as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in... more »»

Ex-Union Carbide chief Anderson dead at 92

October 31, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — Warren M. Anderson, who headed Union Carbide Corp. when a chemical leak killed thousands of people in Bhopal, India, in 1984, has died in Florida at 9. more »»

Peshmerga fighters enter Syrian border

October 31, 2014

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Iraqi peshmerga fighters began entering the Syrian border town of Kobani Friday night where they were expected to join the battle against Islamist militants besieging the... more »»

Analysis: In Syria, no good options for West

October 31, 2014

UNDATED (AP) — With the U.S.-led assault on the Islamic State group, the world community is acting in Syria, but not in the Syrian civil war. more »»

South Africa: Suspect arrested in soccer killing

October 31, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A suspect has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of Senzo Meyiwa, South Africa's national soccer team captain, authorities said Friday. more »»

Bank of Japan redoubles efforts to revive economy

October 31, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank surprised the financial world and pleased investors Friday by intensifying its purchases of government bonds and other assets to try to revive a chronically... more »»

Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run

October 31, 2014

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail — and the threat of a 14 year prison sentence — as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in... more »»

Italy phases out sea rescues to save migrants

October 31, 2014

ROME (AP) — Italy insisted Friday that lives won't be sacrificed as it ended its costly Mediterranean Sea rescue operation and shifted over to a less ambitious joint patrol with the European Union. more »»

Gentiloni named new foreign minister of Italy

October 31, 2014

ROME (AP) — Italy's premier has named Paolo Gentiloni as his new foreign minister, tapping a longtime center-left lawmaker and former Cabinet minister in the Romano Prodi government. more »»

Protests push Burkina Faso president from power

October 31, 2014

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending the 27-year reign of one of Africa's... more »»

Kurdish official blames Turkey for peshmerga delay

October 31, 2014

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — The 10 peshmerga fighters from Iraq who entered the embattled northern Syrian town of Kobani one day earlier returned to Turkey Friday to prepare for their forces' full... more »»

New search planned for grave of Spanish poet Lorca

October 31, 2014

MADRID (AP) — Archeologists will start inspecting land in southern Spain near where the acclaimed poet Federico Garcia Lorca is believed to have been executed and buried at the start of the... more »»

Coal miners stuck in the middle of Ukraine's war

October 31, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Glistening black sweat rolls down the spine of a beefy miner as he jackhammers bedrock along the shaft at the Chelyuskintsev coal mine in Donetsk, Ukraine's eastern... more »»

Uganda-North Korea ties grow amid democracy doubts

October 31, 2014

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda gave a state banquet late Thursday in honor of North Korea's ceremonial head of state, praising Pyongyang for what he said was its... more »»

Burkina Faso army general takes power

October 31, 2014

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — An army general took power in Burkina Faso Friday after President Blaise Compaore stepped down, ending his 27 year rule of the West African country.

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Army general takes power in Burkina Faso

October 31, 2014

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — An army general took power in Burkina Faso Friday after President Blaise Compaore stepped down, ending 27 years as the country's leader.

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Liberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers

October 31, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday, remembering the days when "the dying, the sick, the dead who could... more »»

Zambia's acting president appeals for calm

October 31, 2014

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambian security forces will not tolerate any violence or other illegal activity as the country mourns President Michael Sata, who died after a long illness, Zambia's... more »»

 
 

 

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